These are certainly not the best of times for Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. Only yesterday, the coach was queried by his employers the NFF for not only inviting a rookie, Gabriel Okechukwu from an unknown Abuja based club to the Super Eagles but for also handing him a starting shirt in the Eagles line up against Chad.
Keshi aggravated his offence by handing the non-leaguer the revered number 10 jersey. It did not matter whether the player was confined to the bench throughout the match. The NFF frowned at his being in the squad.
As if that was not enough trouble for the coach, a former Director of Sports in Katsina State, Alhaji Aliyu Muhammad Kofar Soro has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as a matter of urgency, to sack the coach in order to avoid disgrace of not qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Alhaji Aliyu Muhammad Kofar Soro made the call shortly after Nigeria’s Super Eagles laboured to a 2-0 win over lowly rated Chad in Kaduna.
The former director explained that Coach Stephen Keshi does not have the ability to lead the country to Gabon 2017.
According to him, some invited players had no business being in the team and stressed the need to hire a foreign expert to handle the team for better results.
The former director said that if the NFF fail to sack coach Keshi, they may eventually risk in running the worst football administration in the country.
Alhaji Muhammad Kofar Soro however, called on the NFF to caution the Manau Garba led Flying Eagles to improve on their performance in future competitions or replace them with a sound technical crew.